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301 S Park, Helena 59601 841-2700
TDD (Telephone Device for the Deaf) 841-2702


Director, Tara Rice 841-2745
Deputy Director, Vacant  
Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Emilie Ritter Saunders 841-2557
Executive Assistant, Vacant 841-2704
FAX # 841-2701



Office of Legal Affairs 

Chief Legal Counsel, Garrett Norcott 841-2703
Legal Counsel, Amy Barnes 841-2733
Legal Counsel, Vacant  
Paralegal, Bonnie Martello 841-2596

Office of Communications

Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Emilie Ritter Saunders 841-2557
Creative Content Manager, Teresa Adams  841-2558
Communications Manager, Samantha Offerdahl 841-2893
Communications Manager, Todd Jackson 841-2811
Projects Coordinator, AshLy Tubbs 841-2545

Office of Human Resources

Human Resources Manager, Dawn Lambert 841-2727
Human Resources Specialist, Penny Fassett 841-2718

Office of Accounting & Budget

Accounting & Fiscal Manager, Heidi Sampson 841-2712
Budget Manager, Bill Hoffmann 841-2720
Accountant, Craig Woods 841-2713
Accounting Technician, Lois Hankins 841-2714
Accountant, Carissa Mason 841-2715
Payroll, Benefits & Accounting, Cynthia Davis 841-2717

Office of Information Technology

Information Technology Manager, Angie Riley 841-2705
Web / Application Developer, Sue Leferink 841-2721
Network Administrator, Terry Meagher 841-2722
Desktop Support Technician, Steve Guariglia 841-2726


Division website COMDEV.MT.GOV
PO Box 200523 Helena, MT 59620-0523 841-2770
Fax # 841-2771
Division Administrator, Jennifer Olson 841-2773
Operations Manager, A.C. Rothenbuecher 841-2551
Division Engineer, Richard Knatterud 841-2784
Division Engineer, VACANT 841-2779
Legal Counsel, Amy Barnes 841-2733
Administrative Assistant Supervisor, Anita Proul 841-2869
Administrative Assistant, Sue Rickman 841-2791
Records Management Assistant, Sandy Sysum 841-2550

housing development programs


Housing Development Program Manager, Julie Flynn 841-2890
Program Specialist, Nicole Newman 841-2598
Program Specialist, Patrick Sheehan 841-2597
Program Specialist, Janelle Egli 841-2766
Program Specialist, Sharon Lofftus 841-2785
Program Specialist, Daniel Kaiserski 841-2542

Coal Board

Board Officer, Rachel Young 841-2867

Hard Rock Mining Impact Board

Board Officer, Rachel Young 841-2867

Infrastructure programs

(CDBG, TSEP, Delivering Local Assistance)

Program Manager, Becky Anseth 841-2865
Program Specialist, Kacey Pilon 841-2708
Program Specialist, Jeanette Blize 841-2782
Program Specialist, Kasia Bothman-Little 841-2226
Program Specialist, Matt Blank     841-2779

planning programs


Program Manager, Cody Ferguson 841-2819
Program Specialist, Rebecca Shaw 841-2752
Legal Counsel, Amy Barnes 841-2733

community & economic vitality programs

(Montana Main Street Program, CDBG-ED)

Program Manager, Tash Wisemiller  841-2756
Program Specialist, Mackenzie Espeland 841-2794
Program Specialist, Keegan Hall 841-2818
Outreach Specialist, Gus Byrom 841-2777


PO Box 200528 Helena, MT 59620-0528
Housing Website
Division Administrator, Bruce Brensdal 841-2844
Operations Manager, Cheryl Cohen 841-2826
Research and Outreach, Penny Cope 841-2846
Office Manager, Paula Loving 841-2824
Toll Free Number 1-800-761-6264

Board of Housing

PO Box 200528 Helena, MT 59620-0528  
Main Number 841-2840
Fax Number 841-2841
Accounting Manager, Ginger Pfankuch 841-2855
Multifamily Manager, Mary Bair 841-2845
Homeownership Manager, Vicki Bauer 841-2849
Program Specialist, June Pack 841-2795

Mortgage Servicing

PO Box 200550 Helena, MT 59520-0550 841-2799
Main Number 841-2799
Manager, Mary Palkovich 841-2857
Toll Free Number 1-855-841-2872

Section 8 Housing Programs

(Tenant Based & Project Based Section 8)  
Box 200545, Helena, MT 59620-0545  
Main Number 841-2830
Fax Number 841-2810
Manager, Leslie Torgerson 841-2806


PO Box 200505 Helena, MT 59620-0505
Division Administrator, Jenny Pelej 841-2896
Office Manager, Theresa Erickson 841-2730
Fax # 841-2871

Census & Economic Information Center Bureau

Bureau Chief, Mary Craigle 841-2742
Senior Research Economist, Joe Ramler 841-2719
Research Economist, Benjamin Gill 841-2739
GIS Coordinator, Dave Ritts 841-2030
Information Technology Specialist, Dick Hanson 841-2743
Administrative Assistant, Maria Tromly 841-2743
Fax # 841-2731

Industry Development Program

Program Manager, Tom Kaiserski 841-2034
Development Officer, Kristian Richardson 841-2032
Program Assistant, Vacant  

Business Assistance Bureau

Bureau Chief, Wayne Johnston  841-2732


Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund/Workforce Training Grant

Section Manager, Annmarie Robinson 841-2744

Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund

Program Specialist, Vacant 841-
Program Specialist, Alyssa Townsend 841-2748

Workforce Training Grant

Program Specialist, Vacant 841-2550
Program Specialist, Janice Wannebo 841-2741

Commerce Loan Fund (Certified Regional Development Corporations/Micro Business Finance Program/Montana State Small Business Credit Initiative/Montana Wood Products Revolving Loan Fund)

Section Manager, Carolyn Jones 841-2594

Certified Regional Development Corporations (CRDC)/Micro Business Finance Program (MBFP)

Program Specialist, Vacant 841-2751

Montana State Small Business Credit Initiative (MT SSBCI)/Montana Wood Products Revolving Loan Fund (WP RLF)

Program Specialist, Vacant 841-2737



Office of Indian Country Economic Development

Program Manager, Heather Sobrepena 841-2775
Entrepreneurial Development Manager, Vacant  
Tribal Economic Development Commission/Indian Language Program Manager, Billie LeDeau 841-2754
Tribal Tourism Officer, Daniel Iverson 841-2734

Small Business Development Center

SBDC State Director, Chad Moore 841-2746
SBDC Associate Director, Lori Gilliland 841-2716
SBDC Marketing and Public Relations Specialist, Lexie Hildebrand  841-2747

Office of Trade and International Relations

Export Montana Website
Made in Montana Website
International Trade Manager, Angie DeYoung 841-2783
International Trade Officer, Katie Willcockson 841-2750
International Marketing Officer, Canon Luerkens 841-2724
Fax # 841-2871


Bureau Chief, Patty White 841-2788
Consumer Marketing Manager, Raylee Honeycutt 841-2948
Travel Trade Manager, Marlee Iverson 841-2895
Travel Trade Coordinator, Kim Birrell 841-2898
Content Manager, Kate Siberell 841-2781
Public Relations Coordinator, Nicole Gonzalez 841-2879
Digital Marketing Manager, Norm Dwyer 841-2885
Social Media Coordinator,  Jacquie Garcia 841-2886
Publications Specialist, Vacant 841-
Network Administrator, Donald Todd 841-2892
Digital Asset Coordinator, Meagan Gallagher 841-2763
Content Manager, Wendy Jo Brown 841-2193


Film Commissioner, Allison Whitmer 841-2881
Location Coordinator, J.D. Jacoby 841-2880
Project Incentive Coordinator, Stacey Zyliak 841-2883
Fax # 841-2871


Bureau Chief, Jan Stoddard 841-2894
Tourism Grant Manager, Michele Cushman 841-2796
Compliance Specialist, Barb Sanem 841-2769
Business Development Specialist, Kevann (Kev) Campbell 841-2887
Made in Montana Program Manager, Susan Joy 841-2868
Made in Montana Marketing Coordinator, Vacant
Tourism Outreach Coordinator, Carmen Levick 841-2873

Budget & Operations

Bureau Chief, Anna Marie Moe 841-2797
Financial Specialist, Jo Morand 841-2798
Administrative Assistant, Carmen Williams 841-2870
Administrative Assistant, Leslie Redden 841-2870
Fulfillment Specialist, Terry Brooks 841-2870


PO Box 200126 Helena, MT 59620-0126 - 2401 Colonial Drive, 3rd Floor
Executive Director, Dan Villa 444-1285
Deputy Director, Peggy MacEwen 444-1365
Chief Investment Officer, Jon Putnam 444-0058
Financial Manager, Julie Feldman, CPA 444-0099
Associate Financial Manager, Frank Cornwell, CPA 444-0587
Associate Financial Manager, Polly Boutin 444-0220
Deputy CIO/Director of Public Market Investments, Rande Muffick, CFA 444-0586
Director of Private Investments, Michael Nguyen 444-1218
Director of In-State Loan Program, Doug Hill 444-1217
Director of Fixed Income, John Romasko 444-0258
Director of RE/Natural Resource Investments, Ethan Hurley 444-0250
Director of Risk Management, Dan Zarling 444-0086
Accountant - AOF, Tammy Lindgren 444-0005
Network Administrator, Linda Sharkey 444-0060
Senior Bond Program Officer, Louise Welsh 444-0891
Accountant -- STIP, April Madden 444-0003
Program Assistant & Board Secretary, Dana Chapman 444-0002
Administrative Assistant, Sheli Jacoby 444-0001
Fax # 449-6579


PO Box 200506, Helena, MT 59620-0506, 2401 Colonial Drive 3rd Floor 
Executive Director, Adam Gill 444-0259
Associate Director, Seth Lutter 444-5435
Senior Financial Specialist, Colin Gunstream 444-0039
Financial Specialist 444-0039
Fax # 444-0019


PO Box 338, Virginia City, MT 59755 - 300 W. Wallace St     


Operations Manager, Elijah Allen 843-5247 x208
Virginia City Office Fax 843-5468
McFarland Curatorial Center Fax 843-5447
Museum Technician, Kate Slawski 843-5247 x204
Museum Technician, Marge Antolik 843-5247 x209
Preservation Specialist, Jeff Cleverley 843-5247 x239
Preservation Specialist, Safety Officer, Don Steeley 843-5247 x239
Administrative Assistant, Kate Slawski 843-5247 x201
Volunteer Coordinator, Vacant 843-5247 x206